Am I missing something, or is the current rush to back Johnson bonkers?
Down to 5/2 on account of his double yesterday.
Just over seven weeks left of the season. Hughes 18 ahead. He was already 3 clear when Johnson got injured. During the next seven weeks, there is Cheltenham and Aintree, when Johnson is unlikely to score too often, while Hughes could easily make hay elsewhere. There's also the chance of further abandonments not to mention coronavirus.
Sure, Hughes could get injured, but I reckon he only needs another ten to fifteen winners in two months to put himself out of reach. As he rides for so many northern yards, he is not reliant on the form of any single one. A cracking bet at current odds for this who don't mind buying money.